Navy Careers & Required ASVAB Scores

The Navy’s scoring assessment system is slightly different than the other branches.  They look at the ASVAB score broken down into subtest scores like the others but do not have generalized groupings that their jobs fit into.  The Navy jobs called “ratings” combine the subtests differently for each job and score them accordingly to determine what ratings for which you will be eligible. 

Here again are the subtest abbreviations for the ASVAB for easy reference: General Science(GS), Arithmetic Reasoning(AR), Word Knowledge(WK), Paragraph Comprehension(PC), Numerical Operations(NO), Coding Speed(CS), Auto and Shop(AS), Mathematics Knowledge(MK), Mechanical Comprehension(MC), Electronics Information(EI) and Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension(VE)

The following are the Navy’s ratings and their required ASVAB scores: 

Navy Rating

Rating Title

Minimum ASVAB Subtest Scores

ABE

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate – Equipment

AR + MC + AS = 130

ABF

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate – Fuels

AR + MC + AS = 130

ABH

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate – Handling

AR + MC + AS = 130

AC

Air Traffic Controlman

AR + 2MK + GS = 210

AD

Aviation Machinist Mate

AR + MK + EI + GS = 190

AE

Aviation Electronics Mate

AR + MK + EI + GS = 218

AG

Aviation Aerographer’s Mate

VE + MK + GS = 165

AK

Aviation Storekeeper

VE + AR = 103

AME

Aviation Structural Mechanic – Equipment

AR + MC + AS = 164

AMH

Aviation Structural Mechanic – Hydraulics

AR + MC + AS = 164

AMS

Aviation Structural Mechanic – Structures

AR + MC + AS = 164

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AR + MK + EI + GS = 190

AS

Aviation Support Equipment Technician

AR + 2MK + GS = 200

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

AR + MK + EI + GS = 218, and MK + EI + GS = 156

AW

Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician

AR + 2MK + GS = 196

AZ

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman

VE + AR = 103

BM

Boatswain’s Mate

N/A

BU

Builder

AR + MC + AS = 140

CE

Construction Electrician

AR + MK + EI + GS = 200

CM

Construction Mechanic

AR + MC + AS = 158

CTA

Cryptologic Technician – Administration

VE + MK = 105

CTI

Cryptologic Technician – Interperative

VE + MK + GS = 150

CTM

Cryptologic Technician – Maintenance

MK + EI + GS + AR = 218, MK + EI + GS = 156, MK = 57, and AR = 57

CTO

Cryptologic Technician – Communications

VE + AR = 103

CTR

Cryptologic Technician – Collection

VE + AR = 110

CTT

Cryptologic Technician – Technical

VE + MK + GS = 165

DC

Damage Controlman

VE + MC + AS = 158

DK

Disbursing Clerk

VE + AR = 105

DM

Draftsman

N/A

DT

Dental Technician

VE + MK + GS = 149, and VE + MK + CS = 153

EA

Engineering Aid

AR + 2MK + GS = 210

EM

Electricians Mate

AR + 2MK + GS = 196

EM

Electricians Mate (Nuclear Field)

VE + AR + MK + MC + NAPT >or = 290 AND NAPT >or = 50 or AR + MK + EI + GS + NAPT > or = 290 AND NAPT >or = 50 or AR + MK + EI + GS >or = 252 or VE + AR + MK + MC >or = 252

EN

Engineman

MK + AS = 96

EN

Engineman (Advanced Technical Field)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 210

EO

Equipment Operator

AR + MK + EI + GS = 204

ET

Electronics Technician

AR + MK + EI + GS = 218 and MK + EI + GS = 156 and MK = 57 and AR = 57

ET

Electronics Technician (Nuclear)

VE + AR + MK + MC + NAPT >or = 290 AND NAPT >or = 50 or AR + MK + EI + GS + NAPT > or = 290 AND NAPT >or = 50 or AR + MK + EI + GS >or = 252 or VE + AR + MK + MC >or = 252

ET

Electronics Technician (Submarine)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MV = 222

EW

Electronic Warfare Technician

VE + MK + GS = 165

EW

Electronic Warfare Technician (Advanced Electronics Field)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 218 and MK + EI + GS = 156 and MK = 57 and AR = 57

FC

Fire Controlman (Advanced Electronics Field)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 218 and MK + EI + GS = 156 and MK = 57 and AR = 57

FT

Fire Control Technician (Submarine)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MV = 222

GM

Gunner’s Mate

AR + MK + EI + GS = 204

GSE

Gas Turbine Systems Technician – Electrical

AR + MK + EI + GS = 204

GSM

Gas Turbine Systems Technician – Mechanical

AR + MK + EI + GS = 204

GSM

Gas Turbine Systems Technician – Mechanical (Advanced Technical Field)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 210

HM

Hospital Corpsman

VE + MK + GS = 149

HT

Hull Technician

VE + MC + AS = 158

HT

Hull Technician (Advanced Technical Field)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 212

IC

Interior Communicationman

AR + MK + EI + GS = 212

IS

Intelligence Specialist

VE + AR = 103

IT

Information System Technician

VE + MK + CS = 163 or VE + MK = 110

JO

Journalist

VE + AR = 110

LI

Lithographer

VE + AR = 103

MA

Master at Arms

WK + AR = 100: Minimum WK = 45

MM

Machinist Mate

MK + AS = 96

MM

Machinist Mate (Nuclear Field)

VE + AR + MK + MC + NAPT >or = 290 AND NAPT >or = 50 or AR + MK + EI + GS + NAPT > or = 290 AND NAPT >or = 50 or AR + MK + EI + GS >or = 252 or VE + AR + MK + MC >or = 252

MM

Machinist Mate (Submarine)

VE + AR + MK + MC = 210

MN

Mineman

VE + MC + AS = 158

MR

Machinary Repairman

AR + MC + AS = 158

MS

Mess Specialist

VE + AR = 89

MS

Mess Specialist (Submarine)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 200

MT

Missile Technician (Advanced Electronics Field)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 or VE + AR + MK + MC = 222

MU

Musician

N/A

OS

Operations Specialist

VE + MK + CS = 157 (OR) AR + 2MK + GS = 210

PC

Postal Clerk

VE + AR = 108

PH

Photographer’s Mate

VE + AR = 103

PN

Personnelman

VE + MK = 105 (OR) VE + MK + CS = 157

PR

Aircrew Survival Equpmentman

VE + MC + AS = 158

QM

Quartermaster

VE + AR = 97

RP

Religious Program Specialist

VE + MK = 105 (OR) VE + MK + CS = 157

SH

Ship’s Serviceman

VE + AR = 96

SK

Storekeeper

VE + AR = 103

SK

Storekeeper (Submarines)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 (OR) VE + AR + MK + MC = 200

SM

Signalman

VE + MK + CS = 147 (OR) AR + 2MK + GS = 190

SN

Seaman (Submarine)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 (OR) VE + AR + MK + MC = 200

STG

Sonar Technician – Surface

AR + MK + EI + GS = 218 and MK + EI + GS = 156 and MK = 57 and AR = 57

STS

Sonar Technician (Submarine)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 222 (OR) VE + AR + MK + MV = 222

SW

Steelworker

VE + MC + AS = 140

TM

Torpedoman’s Mate

AR + 2MK + GS = 196

UT

Utilitiesman

AR + MK + EI + GS = 200

YN

Yeoman

VE + MK = 105, (OR) VE + MK = CS = 157

YN

Yeoman (Submarine)

AR + MK + EI + GS = 200 (OR) VE + AR + MK + MC = 200

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